David M. Lilenfeld
David M. Lilenfeld is an intellectual property and business lawyer and the founder of Lilenfeld PC in Atlanta. He represents clients in business disputes and intellectual property issues involving trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets.
David is a graduate of Hunter College with a B.A. in philosophy. He earned his J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1996 where he was a member of The Ohio State Law Journal.
David has been selected by his peers as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 Legal Elite in Intellectual Property and for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2014 for Intellectual Property Litigation, a recognition reserved for only 5 percent of practicing attorneys. David was also chosen as a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010 by Georgia Super Lawyers, which recognizes the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Georgia Bar and of the Emerging Issues Committee (North America) of the International Trademark Association (INTA). David has previously served as the Chair of the Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the chairperson of the Litigation Committee of the Technology Law section of the State Bar of Georgia.
A trusted resource for the media on intellectual property and business litigation, David has been published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, IPFrontline.com and other business and legal outlets. See these articles and interviews.
At business meetings and conferences, David speaks on intellectual property law and business litigation. These presentations include:
- Growth Companies: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Protections – An IP Litigator’s Perspective (State Bar of Georgia, September 12, 2014)
- Expanding Role of Copyright in Digital Media (IP Law Institute, Amelia Island - September 2014)
- Judge, INTA's annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, focusing on U.S. trademark and unfair competition law (invited, 2008-2013)
- Intellectual Property Litigation (Georgia Tech MBA Program, January 2013)
- Intellectual Property Overview (Technology Association of Georgia, August 2012)
- Patent Wars (Georgia Tech MBA Program, February 2012)
- Atlanta Bar Association, Cloud Computing 101: Considerations for the Small Firm Lawyer (September 2011)
- Protection of IP for Athletes/Celebs (Entertainment, Sports and IP Conference in Guanacaste, Costa Rica – November 2010)
- Legal Issues of Self-Publishing (Strategic Self-Publishing Conference in Atlanta – November 2010)
- Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia regarding pleading requirements under Twombly/Iqbal (March 2010).
- International Intellectual Property Group, Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations in the U.S. (February 2009)
- Young Lawyers Association, Professionalism in Our Profession (webinar, March 2009)
- Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Standing and Other Pre-Suit Considerations in Copyright and Trademark Disputes (December 2008)
- Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and IP Law Institute, IP Landmines in Advertising, Electronic Media and Video Games (November 2008)
- Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and IP Law Institute, Hot Topics in Counterfeiting (November 2008)
- Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Monetizing Intellectual Property (June 2008)
- The Patent Toolkit: Tools to Keep on Hand to Protect and Enforce Intellectual Property (June 2008)
- Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia, "Fair Use" Defense in Trademark Cases (January 2008)
- National Business Institute Seminar, Introduction to Intellectual Property Issues (December 2007)
- IPE Seminar, E-Discovery: Definitions, Applications and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Changes (May 2007)
David and his wife, Julie, live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta with their two young sons. In his rare spare time, David plays competitive tennis and chess.
"David has been the voice of reason for me on many occasions. He's very patient and personable and works very well with his clients - even when they're emotional! David is fair and honest and I recommend him without hesitance."
Jeannie Johnston, Firm Manager and Paralegal
Hall, Arbery & Gilligan
"David was on top of things all the time. His dedication and attention to details makes him a magnificent attorney. In addition to all this, he is a nice person to work with."
Raimundo Sala Albert, Key Account and Commercial Director
"I have watched David progress from an associate to having his own firm. He’s intelligent, personable and results-driven."
Cindy Poortinga, Claims Manager
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Robin L. Gentry
Robin L. Gentry practice focuses on complex litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property. She has extensive experience having litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Robin is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a B.A. in anthropology. She earned her J.D. at Wayne State University of Law in 2001 where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of The Wayne State Law Review and Moot Court.
Ms. Gentry experience includes both prosecuting and defending many patent actions involving a wide spectrum of technologies and industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, antimicrobial agents, electronic programming guides, hand-held electronic devices, incentive reward programs, avionics, vehicular telematics, and commercial floor coverings. Ms. Gentry also practices in the copyright field, including cases involving the useful article doctrine and the fair use doctrine. Ms. Gentry's trademark experience includes cases involving major public universities as well as small businesses and individuals. Ms. Gentry is involved in all aspects of litigation, at both the trial and appellate level, including pretrial preparation, trial work and has extensive trial and appellate level writing experience. She has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings and successfully resolved disputes through mediation. Additionally, Ms. Gentry has litigated Section 337 actions before the International Trade Commission and regularly litigates copyright, trade secret, domain name, trade dress and trademark cases (including opposition and cancellation proceedings in the Trademark Office). Ms. Gentry’s intellectual property practice also includes anti-piracy litigation for satellite television providers and the motion picture industry. Ms. Gentry is admitted to practice in Georgia and in a variety of federal courts across the nation.
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Kaitlyn A. Dalton
Kaitlyn A. Dalton is an intellectual property and business attorney with Lilenfeld PC. She focuses her practice on monitoring, protecting, defending, and enforcing trademark, copyright, and patent rights in the United States and abroad.
Kaitlyn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in theatre and earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Prior to beginning law school, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.
As an associate with Lilenfeld PC, Kaitlyn assists clients with brand strategy, trademark registration and maintenance, and global use and protection of intellectual property rights, including uses on the internet, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and various social media outlets. She also has extensive experience litigating complex intellectual property matters and business disputes in state and federal court.
Kaitlyn lives in the metro-Atlanta area and is a member of the Atlanta Track Club. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys running, cheering for the Florida Gators and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.
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Paul Judd is a 2008 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a registered patent attorney and is of counsel* with Lilenfeld PC. His practice consists of patent prosecution (US and Foreign), client counseling, opinions and patentability searches over a wide range of technologies including biotechnology, mechanical and software devices.
Prior to law school, Paul received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. He conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Anath Das studying the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the causative agent of Crown Gall Tumor Disease in plants. Paul was the primary author of four publications during his time as a graduate student and post-doctoral associate. Paul is also a graduate of Saint John’s University with a B.A. in Biology.
In his free time, Paul enjoys playing soccer and supporting Atlanta’s sports teams.
* Admitted to practice in Minnesota only
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Office manager Wendy Howard earned a B.B.A., cum laude, from Georgia State University and has worked in the legal services field for more than 20 years. She oversees the law firm’s operations and provides litigation support. Wendy is married with two young children. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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